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Egypt’s President: we stand with Palestinian people
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An image grab taken from Egypt's Nile TV shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi giving his first official presidential address at Cairo University on June 30, 2012.
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:18PM
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Egypt’s first freely-elected President Mohamed Morsi says his country ‘will stand with Palestinian people until they get their rights’.


“I announce from here that Egypt, its people and presidential institution stand with the Palestinian people until they regain all their rights," Morsi said during his inauguration speech at Cairo University on Saturday.

In his first presidential address, the president also called for an end to bloodshed in Syria, saying, “We want the bloodshed to stop."

Earlier, Morsi took the oath and became Egypt’s first civilian president in a swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC).

Morsi, who resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood after winning the election this month, had spoken out forcefully in support of the Palestinians during his campaign.

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate was announced president on Sunday after a runoff with Ahmed Shafiq, who served as Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister.

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